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Old 07-19-2013, 07:42 PM
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Thinking Of Selling NBS and Getting OBS

Right now I have a 2000 7.3 xl with 293k miles on it. I was thinking of selling it and getting an OBS. I've always loved the older style and if I do that, I will have some money I can use for upgrades. Is that a stupid thing to do?
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:04 PM
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The majority of us down here would rather have an OBS than an SD.. LOL. I just wish that we had the room in the engine compartment that the SD has.
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:46 PM
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I've always been very fond of the squared off body styles. They just look rugged. The only thing is the TTB. How do they hold up?
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I've always been very fond of the squared off body styles. They just look rugged. The only thing is the TTB. How do they hold up?
If you're worried about the TTB, get an F-350. The F-350 has a Dana 60 solid front. That is assuming you're talking about 4x4's. The 2wd twin I beams are very reliable if you know how to work on them or have a shop that knows how to align them correctly.
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:17 PM
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I like the interior of the SDs and the ride and of course the factory 6 spd. There isn't much in the way of working room in the engine bay though. I say get both!
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I prefer the obs for style but the nbs does have some nice creature comforts. I went 6.0l to obs 7.3 and the only thing I really miss is the mirrors and speed. Someday the 7.3 will be faster though.

I had considered selling my 6.0 back when it was worth 15k, getting an obs and having money to spend. Didnt and now I have a 6.0 worth maybe 9k...

I say get what you want!
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You can get some good speed parts for 9k. Lol
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The only thing is the TTB. How do they hold up?
Like crap.
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I say OBS all the way! Other then the cool body style, they are becoming quite the collectors truck, and have a lot of appeal to many folks! I couldn't see ever letting go of mine! Now that whole "6-speed" transmission aspect of the SD, I like those more, so thats what I am stuffing in my OBS right now, LOL! Then I have the best of both worlds! LOL!
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I am a fan of the OBS lol. I do like the 03-07 body style the best, especially the Amarillo edition, but I wouldn't have a 6 liter gave to me. Or a V10. Or a 5.4 lol. Perfect Cummins swap candidates though if you have the moolah!

These PSDs can be got for cheap, upgraded for a decent price, and will outrun a NBS and still have less money in it.

Not to mention these trucks were pretty well liked by the conversion companies so you can still get a cheaper truck that is LOADED such as my Eclipse or a centurion
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I talk to people all the time that say, "I used to have an OBS and traded it for a newer truck... man, I wish I had kept it. Best truck I ever had!" Just food for thought.
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For comparison I traded an 05 mustang gt 5 speed, for my obs cclb auto 2x. Have yet to regret it.
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